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New video for ‘Pioggia e Sale’ by Moonchy & Tobias

The press has been super positive about Atmosfere:

Louder Than War: “It’s one of life’s luxuries to inform others about a record that alters your outlook on life; even if the altered state is fleeting. This latest release by Tiny Room […] is one such. Reader, it’s glorious.”
Here Comes The Flood: “All tracks are invitations to dream and wonder”
De Subjectivisten: “A special and beautiful album, for which comparisons cannot easily be made”
Felt That: “Relish the softness and gentless of this humble soundtrack for every day use”
The Vinyl District: “Atmosfere is just over too damned quickly”

Listen/buy the album on our Bandcamp page!

Moonchy & Tobias – Atmosfere out now!

The second album by psychedelic duo Moonchy & Tobias has been released! ‘Atmosfere’ is more, eh, atmospheric, and subdued than the debut album (that was all over the place – in a good way). This is an album you can play at Sunday breakfast, or during Christmas with your parents. Well, if you (and your parents) are into parallel universes and magic fairies, because it’s still not the kind of folk you might be used to. The childlike voice of Pat Moonchy blends together perfectly with Todd Tobias’ soft strumming and fingerpicking. It’s like Múm did an opera of Linda Perhacs’ songs. In Italian. Gotta love it!

Listen/buy here:

Press:
Here Comes The Flood: “All tracks are invitations to dream and wonder”
De Subjectivisten: “A special and beautiful album, for which comparisons cannot easily be made”
Felt That: “Relish the softness and gentless of this humble soundtrack for every day use”

Toby Goodshank – “untitled” out now!

Toby Goodshank – “untitled” out today! A must-listen if you like antifolk, The Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, rap, folk, indie rock, acoustic music, humor, vulgarity, and music in general.

We’re super happy with this weird and awesome slab of vinyl. It was released on CD ten years ago, and a few months ago Lousy Moon Records (from Frankfurt) and Toby asked us if we wanted to co-release it with them. Fuck yeah! We have been superfans of Toby’s music for a long time, so here we are. Cool yellow vinyl, an inlay with new artwork and lyrics, and a short tour coming up (with the release show 22 May in De Kromme Haring in Utrecht).

You can order the vinyl here:
https://tinyroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/untitled

All tour dates:
https://lousymoon.com/myspace-toby-goodshank/

Some cool quotes from the press so far:
De Subjectivisten: “raw, spontaneous and extremely varied”
WoNo Magazine: “not just special, also impressive”
Keys and Chords: “unconventional and timeless”
Mpodia: “wonderfully varied with excellent songs”
Proglog Afterglow: “an intriguing and special album”

Combo Qasam and The DIY Fun Movement

For the latest release by American producer/musician Todd Tobias (Massabu Evening Entertainments), we did something special. A mysterious band is credited on the sleeve of the album, Combo Qasam. This band did not exist. A couple of Lost Bear and Rogue Minor band members then decided to bring this band to life and play the songs from the album.

Todd Tobias also wrote a pamphlet, talking about a DIY Fun Movement: get away from your screens and out of prefab discos, and create your own fun. The music and the pamphlet did create a special DIY Fun vibe on the three shows Combo Qasam played, in OCCII (Amsterdam), Worm (Rotterdam) and Studio Patrick (Utrecht). On the last night (the most successful expression of DIY Fun), there was a reviewer of 3voor12/Utrecht who wrote a very thoughtful piece with some beautiful photos. Read it here: https://bit.ly/2pSZaJb.

We also shot video material of the show. Get a sense of what was going on here:

End of Latin is out today!

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Sven Agaath – End of Latin is out today!
Listen to this sci-fi grunge mammoth tanker now on the streaming platform of your choice:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2sLe4mE
iTunes: http://apple.co/2tfe4fL
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2sbMEHN (limited edition cassettes available here)

Some nice words appeared in journaworld:
WoNoBloG: “adventurous and capable of writing and playing great rocksongs”
In De Ban Van: “exactly what was missing in my life”
(5 out of 5 stars)
Musicmaker: “a perfect fit for adolescents and kids from the 90s”

Press on Aligned With Juniper

The press is treating the new Queen of the Meadow album very well. Thank you all for these kind words! Last week, another awesome review appeared on Krenten Uit de Pop as well as in the latest OOR:

OOR recensie

We did our best collecting (and translating) these opinions. Below you’ll find 12 separate reasons (from people with authority) why you should buy Aligned With Juniper on our Bandcamp page.

OOR: “enchanting acoustic songs”
Caleidoscoop: “an incredible dream debut”
Krenten Uit De Pop: “extremely charming pop songs”
Hifi: “endearing and addictive”
Music Won’t Save You: “Aligned With Juniper is the epitome of immediacy and spontaneity”
Ingeplugd: “the rare flower among all the others in the meadow”
ProgLog Afterglow: “beautiful, frail compositions with fragile vocals”
Rudolfs Music: “a special and intimate album with folk music in its purest form”
Here Comes The Flood: “songs that are both soothing and confident”
Written In Music: “the contradiction in sound, emotion and lyrics makes this album special and versatile” – 4.5/5 stars
Peek-A-Boo: “a strong debut” – 8/10 stars
In De Ban Van: 4/5 stars

Groningen adventures

Over and out. We had so much fun at Tiny Shark Art Attack (in collaboration with the lovely people from Sharksomeness Bookings and Vera Groningen ArtDivision) during Eurosonic. Thank you all for coming, dear friends. And thanks to all the bands for playing their beautiful songs. We are proud, satisfied and exhausted. So much fun to celebrate great music with all you beautiful people. And very much looking forward to next year!

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Florian von Besser took some amazing photos of our little gathering! Click here to see ’em all.

12513498_1109175085759161_4169342900084221199_oLouder Than War wrote about Lost Bear: “[…] whose new tracks sounded like a fabulously “emo” mix of Diamond Dogs-era Bowie, a proggy Small Faces and Do The Collapse-era Guided By Voices. To wit; a soulful and clever rock band with enough self depreciation to keep any stadium nonsense at bay. They rocked out in the basement of the famous old Vera club, the chiming chords and brilliant harmonies bouncing off the low ceiling and the sleepy audience (it was just 2pm after all) nodding along, shaking the loose wax out of their ears.”

12489281_1109174719092531_2463692538910566610_o3voor12/Groningen also wrote a niece piece in Dutch about the programme on Thursday. About This Leo Sunrise: “[…] blijkt het hoogtepunt van de middag. De groep uit Utrecht combineert zware, onheilspellende ritmes met lichtvoetige viool. Dit samenspel zorgt voor onverwachte, maar erg prettige wendingen. […] Op sommige momenten speelt This Leo Sunrise snoeihard, even later is het zo stil dat je de kruk van drummer Chris Müller kunt horen kraken. De afwisseling zorgt voor een aangenaam en uitgebalanceerd optreden. Kortom: deze formatie uit het midden van het land staat als een huis.”

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